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COVID-19: changes to some travel measures outside of Canada

News Release

While the pandemic appears to be stabilizing in several countries and some travel measures have been modified in recent weeks, the situation still calls for caution.

Although the Canadian government withdrew the official warning to avoid non-essential travel abroad1 on October 21, and the land border with the U.S. was opened on November 8 for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it is essential that group plan members inform themselves of the health situation at their destination. It is also their responsibility to comply with carrier and border agency requirements.

In fact, regardless of their destination, plan members are encouraged to:

  • Visit the Travel Advice and Advisories page
  • Learn about their travel insurance coverage by checking their group insurance booklet
  • Review the plan member frequently ask questions2 (FAQ) for the most up-to-date information before planning a trip
  • Purchase additional travel insurance if needed

You can also consult the plan administrator FAQ at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or your iA Financial Group Account Executive.

1 Restrictions on cruise travel outside of Canada remain at risk level 4, so cruises should still be avoided.
2 It is important to note that some of the benefits listed in the FAQs are not available in all plans. As a result, plan members may not be covered by all these benefits.